They accidentally betray who punishes them, the objects used in the beating, and its frequency. Whole society is captured in Kiarostami’s “simple” documentary dealing with the educational system of Iran. The project is a personal one; its predecessor can be found in its fiction equivalent, First Graders. A nice little documentary about parenting in Iran, from the child’s point of view, in as much as it presents the parents attitudes to their children reguarding education. What I personally got from this documentary is that the Iranian educational system relies very much on obedience and submissiveness.
This creates tension in the home and leads to a lot of punishment – much of which sounds quite severe. Next time shuffle from here. Kiarostami interviewed young male students at a local school to find out what kind of problems kids faced completing their homework, which in Iran requires a great deal of parental assistance or did at the time. The project is a personal one; its predecessor can be found in its fiction equivalent, First Graders. Documentary , Special Interest. The film’s detached technique and superficially mixed messages allow it to leave a lot of criticisms unsaid while still making them abundantly clear. It is a whipping post that provides parents and teachers with a convenient excuse to mistreat children.
This thing is pretty heavy and uncomfortable and explicitly sad. For most viewers, the idea of doing schoolwork at home is an innocuous if not annoying task. Summer Movie Guide DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: It is gomework us.
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What is more important is the clear deterioration of the interviews as the film contrasts the best-mannered students with the most troubled, particularly the last child, whose extreme anxiety is not only disconcerting to watch, it makes one wish there had been some pathway for intervention.
Cinema of the World. Kiarostami was given the tremendous responsibility of taking care of his two sons after separating from his wife, and he experienced difficulty helping them with their assignments.
What emerges from this hour-long doc, consisting mostly of interviews with kids, is that the role of Iranian children is one of a scapegoat for any and all household problems. But when the children are left to just get on with it the film flows along nicely. The gravity of their situation becomes clear in homewirk short period of time. The teacher can’t find the person who did that, so he decides to dismiss a group of students When his friend is interviewed separately, he says the other boy was scared to be in a room with adult strangers because he assumed they were going to close the door and beat him with hommework ruler.
Ohmework the powerful moments are well worth sitting through a few repetitions. The project is a personal one; its predecessor can be found in its fiction equivalent, First Graders. The camera is relentless, even to the viewer.
Unfortunatly the director spends a little too much time explaining himself at the begining, talking about what kind of film he might or might not make in a slightly pretentious way.
Kiarostami interviewed young male students at a local school to find out what abbxs of problems kids faced completing their homework, which in Iran requires a great deal of parental assistance or did at the time. Also highlighted are shots of kids larking around a bit during obligatory prayer sessions.
Homework (1989) by Abbas Kiarostami
In searching for possible solutions to get his own kids to do their homework, famed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami turns his camera on the education system and via sly parody which plays out in a question and answer format in a similar way that the children are taught in school – force-fed knowledge, dictation and a total absence of creative or imaginative stimulationmanages to uncover many of the interviewee’s fears, secrets and home lives where punishment rules and reward is barely mentioned or understood.
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It is a whipping post that provides parents and teachers with a convenient excuse to mistreat children. Kiarostami asks most of the children about punishment, and while many are too shy initially, they almost always open up about who punishes themthe objects used in the beating, and its frequency. Cinema does not comfort us. A deeply uncomfortable interview-documentary between Kiarostami decked out in intimidating sunglasses and full movie-making mode and school children, this film exposes ineffectual methods, troubled home lives, and an undercurrent of militaristic jingoism from the mouths of babes.
Watching these children struggle to give the ‘right’ answer to the interview questions is fascinating and while it’s a reflection in Iranian culture one would be remiss not to realize the inherent universality of those feelings. You are commenting using your Google account. Like Liked by 1 person. Though a series of interviews with young students and a couple of parentsKiarostami highlights a problem in Iran’s educational system with impressive clarity.
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